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Merrimack Valley

June 19, 2013

Workforce board gets $200K EPA grant

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Several local businesses – Polartec, Waste Management, TRC Solutions, Enpro, RM Technologies, Enviro Staffing Solutions, Resource Options, Inc., Servpro, SMS Services, LTS and Mainstream Global – will participate in the program as members of an advisory committee that would help match their hiring needs with the training curriculum. They also agreed to interview job candidates trained in the program, Abislaiman said.

“The significant return on this investment will have ongoing reverberations – with only $200,000, the Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board will train and employ more than 75 individuals,” said Tsongas, who advocated before the EPA for the grant. “At the same time, they will be aiding the revitalization and protection of our communities. This is a big win for the local economy and environment.”

As of May 2013, more than 11,000 Americans have completed training through the support of the EPA’s workforce program, of which, over 8,000 have obtained employment in the environmental field, Tsongas’ office said.

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